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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick Gold, Home Depot, Kroger, Newmont Mining, SolarCity and More

Comtech Telecom Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) was started with a Hold rating and was given a $14 price target (versus a $13.43 close) at Jefferies.

Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) was started with a Market Perform rating and was given a price target of $85 (versus an $81.50 close) at Cowen.

Duluth Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTH) was started with a Buy rating and $30 price target (versus a $25.53 close) at Wunderlich.

InterOil Corp. (NYSE: IOC) was started with a Neutral rating and assigned a $50 price target (versus a $49.25 close) at Goldman Sachs.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and the price target was slashed to $7 from $13 at FBR Capital. Keryx was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Murray. The stock closed down almost 36% at $4.72 on Monday on poor study results for chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

Lowes Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) was started with a Buy rating and given a $100 price target (versus an $82.31 close) at Stifel.

Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) was downgraded to Hold from Buy and the price target was cut to $38 from $41 (versus a $36.74 close) at Deutsche Bank.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE: PXD) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $175 price target (versus a $157.23 close) at Barclays.

Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE: POR) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.

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On Monday, Goldman Sachs downgraded its equities weighting to Underweight for the next three months — effectively through the election. It maintained a Neutral weighting for the next year.

Monday’s key analyst upgrades and downgrades included Citrix Systems, Enbridge Energy, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ArcelorMittal, Generac and many more.